Little Things That Make Me Happy

Finding Joy In The Little Things In Life, In March.

Time for my March favorites! This is a drawing of all the little things that were making me happy in March. Nothing made me happier last month (or this month!) than new music from Ben Howard! In fact, in less than 2 hours I’ll be watching his live stream concert so please do not disturb around that time.😬
Other things that I loved about March included my regular cold water dips in the river, a lot of picnicking (plus a lot @mr.moonen_wijnhandel wine) and, of course, my plants!⁠🌱
I hope you also had a good month and are having a happy & healthy April so far! Have a lovely day! ⁠💚

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Want to see more Hand Drawn Happiness?

Take a look at the small things that were bringing me joy in 2016 here or these things I liked in 2018.

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Sunny February Days, Illustrated.

What I Wore In February, In Drawings.

I was working on several wintery illustrations and then it was suddenly spring! One of the things I love about freelance life is that I can be flexible with my hours. So today, to fully take advantage of the sunny weather, I took half the day off for a long hike and a sunset picnic. I do have to work late now, but since we have an evening clock at the moment, I don’t mind so much.⁠🥖🍷

The illustration above is a recap of my day, as part of my ongoing illustrated fashion diary/what I wore series. When I do these I always like to look back at the same time from the previous year. Here‘s and example from February last year.

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November Faves So Far, In Drawings.

 

Things To Enjoy In November, If You Ask Me.

My November favourites, so far. The weather has been so nice here. I’m going on regular hikes with lovely sunny picnic breaks. I’m also enjoying chestnut picking (very relaxing!) and chestnut eating. I hope you are also enjoying your autumn. Take care!💚

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Want to go back in time?

Take a look from my November illustrations from previous years here and here.

In The Mood For Even More Hand Drawn Happiness?

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Heatwave ready!

How To Beat The Heat And Still Look Cute During A Heatwave.

Another heatwave is coming and I’m ready for it! This is an updated version of an illustration that I originally made for Hello Giggles. It includes some of my favourite things to beat the heat in style.

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Want To See More Hand Drawn Summer Fashion?

Or take a look here at my July Summer Look  2017 and this one from 2015.

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Lovely Lisbon! A Portuguese Mini Break.

2018 Lisbon Cindy Mangomini

Things I Enjoyed Most In Portugal, Illustrated Of Course.

Last week I visited Portugal for the first time. While I was there I saw Ben Howard in concert in Lisbon (the first concert of his new tour, and my direct reason for finally visiting Portugal). Needless to say I had a wonderful time! This illustration is a small summary of some of the things I enjoyed most while I was there, an illustrated reminder for myself.

My travel read was Born a Crime by Trevor Noah. Moving and very funny!

Want To See More Of My Travel Adventures?

Take a look at the illustrated recap of a holiday to France here or this one of my Dutch Staycation.

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Almost Spring Wardrobe Update, In Drawings.

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Trans Seasonal Wardrobe Update For When You Want Spring To Start Now!

Seeing all the new spring collections online and in shops, is making me long for spring even more! Also, I’m just tired of my winter wardrobe. So, this week for Hello Giggles, I illustrated how to add some new spring items to your wardrobe right now, without freezing, a.k.a. in-between-weather wardrobe 😉

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Want More In-Between-Weather Wardrobe Inspiration?

Take a look at this one from 2017 and this one from way back in 2014.

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Happy 2018!

2018 januari Mangomini

January 2018: Let’s Do This!

Happy New Year everyone! This is the January page from my 2018 calendar. I love the feeling of a fresh start that comes with a new year. Time for making plans and setting goals: 2018, let’s do this!

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Want to go back in time?

Take a look at some January illustrations from the past, like this one from 2016 or this one from 2019.

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Fashion Week Must-Haves, In Drawings.

How To Travel In Style During Fashion Week (Or Any Other Week!)

I’m happy to be back working for Hello Giggles after a little break!  This week’s post gives you some tips on how to achieve Fashion Week worthy (travel) style and on what to pack.

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Flea Market & Weekend Fun, Illustrated Recap

Flea market and weekend fun - MangominiLovely Weekend Outfit, In Drawings Of Course.

My weekend started on Friday with a day of flea market shopping in Liège. Saturday was spend reading and later mojito-drinking (yummy!) with friends. On Sunday I went to see the new Woody Allen movie “Magic in the moonlight”, which I loved. Hope you all had a lovely weekend as well!

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In the Mood For More Of My Illustrated Personal Style?

Take a at my French Holiday style from 2019 or my August faves from 2017.

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Little Black Dress

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Casual Little Black Dress Outfit, In Drawings.

One of my favorite dresses, that I’ve had for a while but somehow never drew before. I definitely have too many clothes but this is a dress that I love to wear over and over again. I guess it’s true what they say: “You cannot go wrong with a little black dress”.

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Looking For More Illustrated Fashion Inspiration?

Take a look at this sunny summer look or this one from 2017.

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